20/04/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL
Yıldız Tar from Kaos GL, wrote to Heinrich Böll Stiftung Turkey: How does the Covid-19 pandemic affect LGBTI+ community in Turkey?
Illustration: Murat Başol
Kaos GL Media and Communications Program Coordinator Yıldız Tar, wrote the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on LGBTI+ community in Turkey for Heinrich Böll Stiftung Turkey.
“For many LGBTI+ people, staying home raises domestic violence concerns. Already among the most vulnerable groups regarding access to employment, LGBTI+ individuals are now facing job and income losses. Moreover, the risk of discrimination in healthcare is higher for LGBTI+ individuals. To make matters worse, hate speech targeting the LGBTI+ community in the pretext of Covid-19 is on the rise” says Tar in their article which highlights the human rights violations in 5 headlines:
1. The Right to Health
3. Is the home really safe?
4. LGBTI+ refugees
5. Covid-19 as a pretext for hatred!
Tags: human rights, media, labour, family, health